Evelyn Jorgenson

Posted: September 17, 2017 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE “She is truly a person who has a strong need to contribute to our society. I believe she has chosen to serve community colleges because she, too, began her education in a community college and became a ‘first generation’ college graduate.”  — Judy Gibbs, friend and former colleague about Evelyn Jorgenson
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE “She is truly a person who has a strong need to contribute to our society. I believe she has chosen to serve community colleges because she, too, began her education in a community college and became a ‘first generation’ college graduate.” — Judy Gibbs, friend and former colleague about Evelyn Jorgenson

If you stroll through Burns Hall on the Northwest Arkansas Community College campus on any given weekday, you'll see a microcosm of the community: A mosaic of ages, nationalities, ethnicities. Lively conversations and laughter. Students exchanging books and notes with each other.

Through Others’ Eyes

“She is such a caring person, for all different types of things. She has a hard time saying no and is involved in all kinds of work outside the college. She works with the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, and one of the things that she worked with when she was in northern Missouri is the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women — she directed the first one held in Moberly. She just wants to help people.” — Carl Jorgenson

“She’s given me an example of what I want to be. I try every day to be the best qualified person in this poosition, and she has given me compelling and wonderful guideposts through which to do that.” — Megan Bolinder

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